Office of Innovation & Partnerships Contacts

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Heather Hage, Esq., Vice President of Industry and External Affairs
Heather provides strategic leadership of the RF’s innovation activity across the enterprise, including the identification of high-growth opportunities and the development and management of programs and services that will grow SUNY’s research base and expand its economic impact. 
heather.hage@rfsuny.org
(518) 434-7061

Matthew Mroz, Director of Enterprise Technology Transfer
Matthew leads the development, implementation, and management of enterprise-wide technology, business solutions, and programs to advance and track SUNY's progress against new measures of SUNY's economic impact as well as facilitates all intellectual property, commercialization and business development operations across the enterprise.   
matthew.mroz@rfsuny.org
(518) 434-7175

Nicholas Querques, Director of New Ventures
Nicholas leads an extensive portfolio of initiatives focused on promoting innovation and commercialization across the enterprise, helping SUNY companies start strong and grow healthy, and building partnerships with investors and development partners to get more SUNY technology into the market.
nicholas.querques @rfsuny.org
(518) 434-7183

Steven Wood, Associate Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Steven supports SUNY's centralized campuses to build strategic relationships with industry partners around SUNY research and innovation, and coordinates other system-wide innovation and partnership initiatives.
steven.wood@rfsuny.org
(518) 434-7196

Tanya Waite, Partnership Manager of Innovation and Partnerships 
Tanya is a partner to SUNY campuses in pursuit of growth opportunities and enhanced industry relationships for SUNY research and innovation, including, advancing innovations through the technology transfer process to commercialization and Turning University Research into Business Opportunities (TURBO) to support SUNY technology based start-up companies be successful. 
tanya.waite@rfsuny.org
(518) 434-7048

Meg Maier, I&P Programs Specialist
Meg coordinates the daily workflow for the office and works closely with senior leadership in achieving the organization’s strategic mission. 
meg.maier@rfsuny.org 
(518) 434-7061

Renee Hancox, Senior Executive Assistant
Renee provides direct and proactive support to the leadership team through meeting organization, facilitation of travel, and project management.
renee.hancox@rfsuny.org 
(518) 434-7168